Vile at­tack on Pearse Park pen­sioner

Mid Louth Independent - - NEWS -

GAR­DAI in Drogheda are ap­peal­ing for wit­nesses to an au­da­cious day­light rob­bery, which left a 73-year-old man ter­ri­fied af­ter be­ing held at knife­point in his own home.

The el­derly man was left very shocked but un­in­jured, af­ter a man pos­ing as an in­sur­ance sales­man pushed his way into the Pearse Park house last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

The pen­sioner was then locked into a down­stairs toi­let, while the thief ran­sacked the house, es­cap­ing with a small sum of cash and some other items.

The ag­gra­vated bur­glary took place some­time be­tween 5pm and 6pm in the quiet north­side hous­ing es­tate, and gar­dai would like any­one with in­for­ma­tion to come for­ward to solve this par­tic­u­lar crime.

‘This was a very brazen bur­glary, given the time of day, and with peo­ple prob­a­bly com­ing home from work, we are hop­ing some­one may have wit­nessed some­thing which may as­sist us,’ said a garda spokesman.

‘The sus­pect is de­scribed as a tall man, with a north­ern ac­cent, and if any­one saw any­thing sus­pi­cious, no mat­ter how small, we would ask them to come for­ward.’

The lo­cal com­mu­nity is said to be shocked, as it is nor­mally ‘a very quiet place, where neigh­bours look out for each other’.

Gar­dai are warn­ing peo­ple to be care­ful when open­ing their doors, and check for a recog­nised form of iden­ti­fi­ca­tion if feel­ing un­sure.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion can con­tact Drogheda Garda Sta­tion on 041 9874200.

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